Launching sometime during 2008, next-gen console owners seem to be the lucky onesElectronic Arts has made a very surprising announcement at Comic-con 2007! Apparently, EA Chicago will be developing a brand new Super Hero fighting game series using the Marvel license. Launching sometime during 2008, the game will hit Sony's PlayStation 3, and Microsoft's Xbox 360.
"We looked at past comic-based games to find out what was missing and what was needed to successfully translate the intensity, excitement and fiction from comics into fighting games," said Kudo Tsunoda, General Manager and Vice President, EA Chicago. "We're challenging ourselves to make a game that delivers on the Super Hero promises of past top-tier fighting games."
"Marvel Super Heroes are a natural fit in the fighting game genre, so we're excited to have Kudo and his team of fighting game experts put these characters toe-to-toe against each other on next generation consoles," said Justin Lambros, Vice President of Interactive, Marvel Entertainment. "This is a game that will deliver to both comic book fans and to fighting game diehards."
"Featuring a great all-star line-up of Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains with incredible powers that are authentic to the fiction, huge environments and a living world that keeps the gameplay fresh, every battle will be unique; every battle will be like a first edition," added Tsunoda.
Tsunoda will be appearing at Comic-con on Marvel's video games panel to discuss the future of fighting and comic-based titles, reads the official announcement. The panel is on Friday July 27 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. PT, according to the report. Comic fans and gamers will get their chance to meet the creators of their favorite Marvel video games and hear the inside scoop on the upcoming line-up of console, PC and handhelds games featuring Marvel's super heroes.
Of course, you don't have to be present to find out more on EA's new fighting game, as you can also tune-in to Spike TV Game Head on Friday, August 31. Write a reminder in your cell phone's calendar!